him for it, and obama respondedç with well, look, maybe if i each president, i would want my nominees accepted if they were technically competent and that would be okay. and rouse said look, in 20 years time, no one is going to remember what you did, much less give you credit for it. roberts set aside that he did not vote for him and ruled on the la uh. >> it reminded me of virtually identical conversations i had while working in the senate with democratic senators about the difficult question of voting on supreme court confirmations and what they should base it on. julian, what do you make of the politics of this going forward for the president? it seems to everyone, i think there's one area of agreement. today was a political win day for president obama and his re-election campaign. >> well, first and foremost, it was a win for the american people, the tens of millions who don't have insurance. it was a win for the legitimacy of the supreme court. it was unquestionably a win for president obama.